"In this intriguing book, internationally known psychologist Cloe Madanes and writer Claudio Madanes present a revolutionary view of the hidden role money plays in families and break the silence about the power money holds over family life. In dozens of stories, anecdotes, and case histories, The Secret Meaning of Money shows how husbands and wives, parents and children, adult children and older parents all use money in covert ways that express desires, struggles for power, and yearning for commitment, as well as the need for revenge and retribution." "To prevent money issues from destroying relationships, the authors present an extraordinary problem-solving technique that uses money to repair family conflicts. The authors guide the reader through the challenges money presents in the lifecyele, and they also tackle the unique problems that are common in wealthy families and the conflicts that arise when families are living in impoverished circumstances."--BOOK JACKET.